Education for Justice | Tue, Jun 17, 2014
In light of the recent uprising in Iraq, this prayer challenges us to be present to the violence and unrest in our world and to become agents of peace and change.
(Photo credit: CC/Flickr/U.S.Army)
Countries in Politcal Distress
Rescue your people
In Iraq, in Ukraine, in Syria,
In the Central Africa Republic, in Kenya,
In Honduras, in Venezuela,
In Thailand, in Pakistan,
In North Korea, in China,
In every place where communities clash.
From harm and violence, save them.
Be their stronghold from assailants
And the misuse of force.
From those who would ignore justice, save them.
From those who trample upon peace, save them.
Help us sing of your teachings
And become your voice
That rings out and echoes amid the hills,
“Peace be with you”
Shaming the wicked
And bringing strength
To those who feel abandoned or threatened.
We cry out, God of life,
So the just may be delivered
And peace may be restored.
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